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Posted in Continuing, the bad on May 29, 2020 by munna

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Tarantino Says ‘The Social Network’ Is ‘Hands Down’ the Best Film of the 2010s

Posted in the good on May 28, 2020 by munna


“It crushes all the competition,” Tarantino said of David Fincher’s 2010 Facebook drama.

Quentin Tarantino revealed in January that he considered Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” to be the second best film of the 2010s. The announcement led fans to wonder what the “Django Unchained” and “Pulp Fiction” considered to be the best movie of the last decade, and now Tarantino has made his pick official: “The Social Network.” In a new interview with Premiere (via The Playlist), Tarantino says David Fincher’s 2010 Facebook drama crushes all of its competitors and calls screenwriter Aaron Sorkin “the greatest active dialogist.”

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An Jo’s take on Rangeela

Posted in the good on May 25, 2020 by munna

hat free-flowing spirit of Aamir aided with Ramu’s love/lust for the Bombay film industry& Amitabh…

Hardly has any-body been able to capture the spirit of the Bombay film industry likeSai Paranjapein the ‘80s and then, Ramu in the ‘90s. Ramu’s ‘Rangeela’ especially stood out to me; since in December 2019, I visited Columbia studios in LA for 3 hours spending 200$, and got to know where the hotel-lobby scenes of ‘PRETTY WOMAN’ were shot; and more so, TITANIC, where, a gradient parking lot was used to shoot the entire drowning scenes in the Atlantic Ocean. My initial reactions were, “Are you effing kidding me?’? This is where Jack drowned?? What the hell!” The lady-guide who took me to that 3 hour-tour was obviously noticing my increasing problems. After the 3-hour tour, she said, “Let’s have a pint of beer.” Still disappointed, I said, ‘ya whatever’; and mentioned to her, “You know, with your tour, you just took the life; whatever was left, out of me – while you educated me that the ‘TITANIC’ was never shot on the Atlantic, you also exposed me to the beauties of the studio-system in Hollywood, and in our own country, the salt of the Earth, and the smell of the studio.” And then, in 2020, we have our CV at the mercy of CV [Corona Virus] and nothing is going to be the same ever.Will I ever watch the US open again at the Arthur Ashe stadium? Will I take the D train on the sub-way again? Will I ever visit the free Shakespeare-plays again in Central Park? I don’t know: And there are far more important truths to life – our loved ones; the ones who are stuck alone. Here’s a brutal truth about loneliness; it will strike you at any age. And the so-called young are now being made to realize what the loneliness of parents mean. Don’t just deal with it; come out with solutions.
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Ghoomketu and the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on May 22, 2020 by munna

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25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema

Posted in the good on May 15, 2020 by munna

Slightly old article…

25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema

Balraj Sahni
in Garam Hawa (Scorching Winds), 1974
Films about partition are usually angry in their tone. Garam Hawa is downbeat and elegiac. Sahni is the head of a Muslim family that is coming apart after the Partition of India. He fills his character with dignity, grief and is never maudlin. Sahni was a natural actor and that’s what helps his character.

Utpal Dutt
in Bhuvan Shome, 1969
An ageing and strict government employee takes a vacation in the wilderness. He comes back a changed man. He is kinder, gentler and more connected with himself than before. Dutt conducts a masterclass in acting where he goes from being a martinet to being confused and clumsy and finally, a liberated soul.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted in the good on May 9, 2020 by munna


Please post any song you like…

The undefined ‘purpose’ of public figures by An Jo

Posted in the good on May 3, 2020 by munna

The undefined ‘purpose’ of public figures

In one of Girish Karnad’s not-so-powerfully-themed plays as his earlier ones, ‘A Heap of Broken Images‘, borrowed from T.S. Elliot’s ‘The Wasteland’ – Karnad’s obsession— there’s a line that Arundhati Nag utters regarding her husband, ‘आदमी बहुत अच्छा है मगर कुछ काम का नही’ | [I watched the Hindi version, ‘Bikhre Bimb’; unfortunately at Rang Shankara in Bangalore, all tickets for the English version were sold-out since it was a limited engagement; only tickets for the Hindi versions were left; and I badly wanted to watch the English version since Karnad originally wrote in English]: And that line has stuck with me for-ever, both on professional and personal level, but on the personal level much more. That line caught me thinking, ‘Am I just like that for my family members personally, and in general, for society?’ I couldn’t sleep that night; kept thinking of myself and representing myself in the sphere of influence –better yet, non-influence—and tiring myself to sleep. The next morning, I got onto my scooter, inhaled the pollution; more importantly, the dust on my official wear and rode off to work.
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Songs featuring Rishi Kapoor

Posted in the good on May 2, 2020 by munna

Please post Rishi Kapoor songs you like…
O Hansini Meri Hansini – Zehreela Insaan

Rishi Kapoor passes away at the age of 67.

Posted in the bad on April 30, 2020 by munna

Irrfan Khan dies at 53

Posted in the bad on April 29, 2020 by munna

Irrfan Khan, actor extraordinaire and India’s face in the West, dies at 53

Actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where was under observation for colon infection. India’s most recognisable face in the west and an actor par excellence, Irrfan had left India shocked in 2018 when he had announced that he’d been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour.

Best of Sunidhi Chauhan

Posted in the good on April 28, 2020 by munna

Best of Sonu Nigam

Posted in the good on April 27, 2020 by munna

Please post Top5 songs

Best of Kumar Sanu

Posted in the good on April 27, 2020 by munna

Please post top 5 favorite songs.

Best of Udit Narayan

Posted in the good on April 25, 2020 by munna

Please post top 5 songs in your opinion.

Best of Suresh Wadkar

Posted in the good on April 24, 2020 by munna

Every day we will have a singer.
Please list top 5 favorite songs.
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Happy Songs in times of Coronavirus

Posted in the good on April 24, 2020 by munna

Thanks to Sanjana…

Coronavirus Outbreak Discussions 2

Posted in the bad on April 19, 2020 by munna

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RRR Motion Poster

Posted in the ugly on March 25, 2020 by munna

Thanks to Rocky…

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Posted in the bad on March 18, 2020 by munna

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